One of the most difficult challenges you might encounter on your language-learning journey is FEAR. This fear could be that of the unknown, or a simple fear of failure. Whatever you seem to be afraid of however, fear could pose a great hindrance to achieving your learning goals.
Learning a new language is relatively like exploring a new field. For some people, it may feel like getting pushed out of their comfort zones into an “unknown territory” where they have to struggle to grasp the concepts of communication. As humans are creatures that depend (to different extents) on patterns and routines, learning a new language as an adult can get quite scary probably because there is no memory (of how you overcame this hurdle while learning your first language as a child) to fall back on or routine to settle into, to make the learning process easier.
You may find yourself avoiding your interest or the actual process of learning a new language because of this fear. This is why whenever we are asked the first tip to acquiring a new language, we say ‘DEAL WITH THE FEAR’. Have you ever heard the saying that Rome was not built in a day? The truth is, no one is going to judge you for the mistakes you make while learning, because yours is the only opinion that matters, and you are the only one who can judge yourself.
Let go of that fear today, and take the next step that would bring you closer to your learning goals.